Book Cover Examples
The Keeper of Stories
I like the way that the key story images are dotted around the edge. This style might fit well incorporating the images above? eg I can see a faded image of the stage through the palladian archway of the Manor courtyard as the background, with the key images winding round the edge… not sure what the imagery to replace the leaves and flowers would be though…
Miss Benson’s Beetle
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Maureen Fry & the Angel of the North
One of my favourite authors. I like the simplicity of her covers with the key illustrative images – shoes, bird, travel bags, beetle, jungle – representing the story/journeys of the main characters. (Not sure I could pick one key image though, possibly the headphones…)
Lessons in Chemistry
(Probably the biggest book of the moment)
Not really the style I’m after, but I like the clever way it incorporates the theme image with the element from the periodic table (In), and also the spine is very eye-catching and would stand out on a book case.
I like the way the image continues over the spine and back cover and that it dots about little images from the story (bird, raincloud, plane, lifebouy).
Murder Before Evensong
A Death in the Parish
Also a village-set book and the cover conveys that well. But these are probably too cosy for ABN.